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10 Steps To Take Before Launching a WordPress Website

10 Steps To Take Before Launching a WordPress Website

Are you planning on launching a new site? Every day thousands of new sites appear and it's important for your site to stand out.
We went over things you need to do before launching in order to have a successful site. We discussed tools you can use to test your new site, optimize it for speed, secure from hackers, and we went over some frequently missed but important details.

Irina Blumenfeld

February 10, 2018
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  1. 10 STEPS TO DO BEFORE
    LAUNCHING A NEW WEBSITE
    Irina Blumenfeld
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    1. CHECK FOR BROKEN LINKS

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    1. CHECK FOR BROKEN LINKS
    brokenlinkcheck.com

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    2. REDIRECT PAGES
    ▸ mysite.com/our-products/super-cool-product
    ▸ mysite.com/products/supercoolproduct
    ▸ Redirection - WordPress plugin
    ▸ .htaccess

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    2. REDIRECT PAGES

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    3. OPTIMIZE IMAGES
    source: httparchive.org

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    3. OPTIMIZE IMAGES
    ▸ tinypng.com
    ▸ kraken.io
    ▸ EWWW Image Optimizer - Free WordPress Plugin
    ▸ Compress JPG and PNG WordPress Plugin

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    4. ACTIVATE CACHING
    ▸ Managed Hosting Caching
    ▸ WP Rocket - Premium Plugin
    ▸ WP Super Cache - Free Plugin by Automattic

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    5. ACTIVATE SSL
    Let’s Encrypt SSL - Free

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    5. ACTIVATE SSL

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    5. ACTIVATE SSL

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    6. ADD FAVICON

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    6. ADD FAVICON

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    ▸ Forms
    ▸ E-Commerce Transactions
    ▸ Mobile/Tablets
    ▸ Social Sharing

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    Facebook Share Preview - https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    Twitter Preview - https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    Yoast WordPress Plugin

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    Yoast WordPress Plugin

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    7. TEST, TEST, TEST
    Yoast WordPress Plugin

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    8. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
    MonsterInsights - WordPress Plugin

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    9. SECURE YOUR SITE
    ▸ Wordfence WordPress Plugin
    ▸ Don’t leave Admin username

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    10. SET UP BACKUPS
    BackupBuddy WordPress Plugin

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    10 STEPS BEFORE LAUNCHING A NEW SITE
    1. Check for broken links
    2. Redirect pages
    3. Optimize images
    4. Activate caching
    5. Activate SSL
    6. Add favicon
    7. Test
    8. Install Google Analytics
    9. Secure the site
    10.Set up backups

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    THANK YOU
    Slides: https://www.netmagik.com/steps-before-launch
    Twitter: @irinablumenfeld
    Email: [email protected]

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